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Coralgurl
03-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Curious as to how many people here have more than one tank going? Not sure how to make the poll with various options, sizes, one or more sump systems, total systems etc. So will keep it to the number of tanks only.
Feel free to comment on what you have and how you keep things under running.

pinkreef
03-04-2013, 09:13 PM
I HAVE THREE TANKS RUNNING, one with orchids in it
:razz:

The Grizz
03-04-2013, 10:09 PM
3 for me ATM!!

kien
03-04-2013, 10:10 PM
I am currently only running one tank, but in the past I have run at most two. I once had a 120g "frag" tank in the basement. That one failed miserably because I just wasn't down stairs enough to maintain it. Nor did I want to go downstairs to maintain it.

Then I got this bright idea to plumb a second ("FOWLR") tank to my main 150g reef. This worked out alright because everything was plumbed into one sump which meant that I only needed to do one water change, change one skimmer, media reactors, etc. Ultimately this tank didn't work out for me either because I had built it way too tall. The tank was only 18" front to back so, in an effort to capture more water volume I made it super tall at 28" high! That was a huge mistake because every time I needed to get into the tank my shoulder was completely submerged and I could still barely reach the bottom of the tank. Stupid t-rex arms.. So now I'm down to just the one main 150g mixed reef but have been mulling the idea of setting up a FOWLR in the basement. I'm hoping that someone can talk some sense into me though.. :neutral:

scubadawg
03-04-2013, 10:13 PM
3 Tanks

1. 190 Gallon Reef DT with 75 gallon sump
2. 50 Gallon QT
3. 90 Gallon soon to be FOWLR tank with 25 gallon sump

I have a 20 gallon long, not sure yet

Seriak
03-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Now it doesn't way anything about salt so...

1) 120 Gallon SW
2) 240 Gallonish Turtle / Koi pond (Indoor)
3) 10 Gallon FW

Proteus
03-04-2013, 10:33 PM
One tank right now but I am upgrading in a couple months and what I'm drawing up is a 24x24x12 DT and a 20x20x10 frag tank on one custom stand. I already have the glass for both just need to get stand built

misty s
03-04-2013, 10:37 PM
1. 60 gal dt
2. 25 gal qt
3. 10 gal nursery

reefwars
03-04-2013, 11:06 PM
Does work count :ppp

sphelps
03-04-2013, 11:11 PM
I have two but only want one, the second was a compromise to get the first.

monocus
03-05-2013, 12:17 AM
i have 10 running at the moment,140 gal,50 gal breeder,50 gal frag for sps,3 10 gal banger breeders for berghia,5gal bowfront for berghia,40 gal aptasia breeder,30 gal aptasia breeder.almost have a 50 gal softie or deepwater completed,30 gal breeder on hold for now,10 gal quarantine running with nothing to quarantine,3 other tanks waiting for me to do something with,planning a 300+ gal lagoon as soon as i get rid of a piano.
maybe i'll just waterproof the basement and flood it-might be easier

Dearth
03-05-2013, 12:35 AM
In my fresh water days I ran 3 tanks a 45 gallon 33 gallon and 10 gallon now I just run the 33 gallon.

The Grizz
03-05-2013, 01:46 AM
I could still barely reach the bottom of the tank. Stupid t-rex arms.

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/f650cc00e6a8fe5a838130f13030d0ba_zpsffc407b3.jpg

kien
03-05-2013, 01:55 AM
Yes, that's exactly what I look like with my reef tongs LOL

spit.fire
03-05-2013, 02:07 AM
33g long frag tank
33g long freshwater
12g edge freshwater
22g long freshwater
300g long saltwater
75g cherry shrimp tank

eli@fijireefrock.com
03-05-2013, 02:12 AM
40 glns in wall upstairs
180 display inwall downstairs
4 ft by 18 frag tank
4 ft by 18 frag tank#2
4 ft by 14 frag tank #3
another 4 ft by 18 frag tank being built
72 blns long and deep frag tank and skimmer housing
120 glns sump

Oh they are all salt water.

I think that's it :biggrin:
A bad addiction.

Ken
03-05-2013, 02:23 AM
Hi, I have 10, is that too much? Regards Ken

Coralgurl
03-05-2013, 02:31 AM
So those with with multliple tanks, do you focus on 1 and get it where you want then start another or do they just happen??

I've got 2, 55 and 180, but the 55 was supposed to get shut down when I upgraded. Didn't have the heart to do it, now both look half stocked and haven't focused on one more than the other. Both will get there eventually....

jorjef
03-05-2013, 02:38 AM
Two, one 77 gallon display and a 44 gallon which is my live rock overflow/ coral bone yard/ penalty box for fish that don't listen.

Oilers
03-05-2013, 02:39 AM
I am currently running two tanks, a 150G tank and a 28G Nanocube.

fishoholic
03-05-2013, 03:32 AM
Where is the "Way to f-ing many" option :lol: It might not be so bad if they were all smaller tanks but multiple big ones is a PITA.

Smallest to biggest all saltwater

2.5g nano
34g cube
80g P.O.S.
230g reef
230g folwr
260g reef (Doug's)

So those with with multliple tanks, do you focus on 1 and get it where you want then start another or do they just happen??

I've got 2, 55 and 180, but the 55 was supposed to get shut down when I upgraded. Didn't have the heart to do it, now both look half stocked and haven't focused on one more than the other. Both will get there eventually....

I've never focused more on one or the other, I go through phases with them. Although for the most part now they are fully stocked. I have multiples due to my love of all types of fish. Unfortunately many of them can't be kept together, which for me, has resulted in different tanks to house them in. I have been debating shutting some down and downsizing (to save some money) but it would be very difficult to choose which fish to keep and which to sell as I like them all.

noirsphynx
03-05-2013, 04:23 AM
I run a 106g and one 20g QT tank. I'll be setting up a 20g frag tank soon.

Azzkr
03-05-2013, 04:38 AM
I have a 220gal Reef
20 G Q Tank
65 gal FW tank for discus
and two other tanks waiting to be sold

The Grizz
03-05-2013, 04:39 AM
So those with with multliple tanks, do you focus on 1 and get it where you want then start another or do they just happen??

Start one, get it some what the way I want it. Start another, get it some what where I want it, then go back to the first one & completely re build it & get it some what where I want it. Then start another one get it some what where I want it, go back to the 2nd one & re build it................and so on and so on.....it's a visious cycle that I hope to break with the 300 build.

kien
03-05-2013, 05:10 AM
One word.. MTS.

madchild
03-05-2013, 05:44 AM
I have 3 right now;

75GSalt
12G Fluval Edge FW
1G Betta


I'm already planning my next tank: an in-wall 72" 150-180 gallon 1pc Euro braced starphire with coast to coast overflow and a 75-100 gallon sump.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD

kien
03-05-2013, 07:08 AM
I'm already planning my next tank: an in-wall 72" 150-180 gallon 1pc Euro braced starphire with coast to coast overflow and a 75-100 gallon sump.

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Sounds cool, except that no one will see the one piece if it's in wall?

Callibaetis
03-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Currently have a 20g with 2 occ clowns, purple dottyback, fire shrimp, peppermint shrimp, a couple hermits and about 10 snails. Currently have a 75 gal cycling and anxiously awaiting fish. Wife has stopped me at 2 tanks. So she thinks. :biggrin:

lockrookie
03-05-2013, 06:17 PM
A 180g with 50g sump

A a 50g with a 33 g sump

And soon a frag/qt tank of uncertain gallons still in planning stage

JmeJReefer
03-05-2013, 06:20 PM
2 tanks. A 9gal DIY cube (12x12x15) SW. And a 3 gallon extra long diy SW tank. (20x6x6). I have a wife that maintains a strict budget!! So everything is small, low wattage (LEDs, power conditioners ei.north American power is "dirty" so an evened out power source keeps equipment lasting longer. Very simple setups!)

Reef_Geek
03-05-2013, 07:44 PM
at one point, I had 14 personal tanks at home. But that was in college--I was experimenting with stuff. (one experiment, I even tried a FW planted tank with cat litter for clay). Now I only have 3 running and 1 more empty... contemplating...

RandomTabby
03-05-2013, 09:59 PM
2 displays plus a quarantine tank :)

swill
03-05-2013, 10:14 PM
I voted that I have 4 but then remembered that I technically have 6. I have a 180 Gallon reef, 300 Gallon FOWLR, 40 gallon Reef, 12 gallon Seahorse tank, 10 gallon quarantine tank and 3 gallon goldfish bowl! :lol:

somewherebeyondthesea
03-08-2013, 12:11 AM
2 12 G fluval Edges
1 5 G fluval spec
and one freshy!...not really sure how big it is...should find that out...stay tuned!:mrgreen:

steve fedyk
03-08-2013, 02:10 AM
120 G reef
45 G reef
29 G soon to be planted fresh water

Nano
03-08-2013, 02:13 AM
0 tanks for me! :cry:

hooper
03-09-2013, 05:17 AM
cutting down now from 3 to 1........

Delphinus
03-09-2013, 06:44 AM
2 salt (1 reef 1 fowlr). Technically 3 if you count the FW.

In the past (primarily before kids) I think at one point I had 5 or 6 full blown reefs going. No way no how post-kids now!

spit.fire
03-09-2013, 07:24 AM
33g long frag tank
33g long freshwater
12g edge freshwater
22g long freshwater
300g long saltwater
75g cherry shrimp tank

By the end of march I plan to have
135g mix reef
12g edge
75g frag tank

Now hopefully I can sell all my stuff before April

The Guy
03-09-2013, 04:02 PM
By the end of march I plan to have
135g mix reef
12g edge
75g frag tank

Now hopefully I can sell all my stuff before April
Wow a major cut back there Tyler! :lol:

Basile
06-15-2013, 12:49 AM
Its comming if everything goes well i should get them in september i hope. I'm having a 3 level set up; 2 starfire glass display tanks on top of each other and the sump on the botton of a reinforced black steel stand , built by Miracle Aquarium, i'm just waiting for the final plans to sent to the manufacturer. So no i didn't vote yet ill do it in october lol. :biggrin:

littlewoodchuck
06-15-2013, 01:51 AM
I have a 72 gallon bow front fowler
38 gallon nano with some softies
20 gallon quarantine with some unwanted 3 stripe damsels calling it home
180 g fw
90 gallon fw
55 gallon fw
150 g sw just broke down as it needs a new front
2 large ponds
no time for golf
And one big electric bill

SanguinesDream
06-15-2013, 01:53 AM
Twelve. But that could change at any given moment.

chef
06-15-2013, 02:00 AM
had a bc14, quickly outgrew that. I now have a 93g cube which is a perfect size. only having one allows me to purchase state of the art equipment, and focusing on intense maintenance. i also live in Whistler so the real estate is a premium to have more :-(

swill
06-15-2013, 02:28 AM
7 all together :)

190 Gallon Reef
20 Gallon Fu Man Chu tank
40 Gallon Reef/damsel tank (in our son's room)
300 Gallon Fowlr (that just got new lights and a new Clown Trigger...yay)
15 Gallon Seahorse tank (just one lonely Reidi Seahorse in there)
3 Gallon Goldfish tank (my 2 year old just had to have one)
10 Gallon Quarantine tank

Every time I see it in writing I shake my head but I love that my house is one big tank!!

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Coralgurl
06-15-2013, 05:46 AM
I'm much happier with just one tank now! You guys and gals with multiples are truly talented and dedicated!

mrhasan
06-15-2013, 05:54 AM
I'm much happier with just one tank now! You guys and gals with multiples are truly talented and dedicated!

and with lotta money ;)

Myka
06-15-2013, 06:13 AM
I have two reefs...the other 30-ish don't count. ;)

scuba ken
06-15-2013, 04:30 PM
I have a 90 right now
A 350 n route in 2 weeks.
And a 1300 gallon shark tank being installed into work in the next 4-6 weeks.

Also in the uk I have a 400 litre planted tropical tank. And a 60 litre biorb goldfish tank.

daniella3d
06-16-2013, 02:48 AM
3 for me as well:

75 gallons Osaka main tank with corals.
30 gallons 24 x 24 x 12 high, peacock mantis tank
15 gallons nano reef with 10 gallons sump

3 is the charm?

neven
06-16-2013, 05:28 AM
if i answered last week it would be 5, today though it is 2! I plan to go back to 4 once i figure out how to buff out acryllic scratches

neoh
06-16-2013, 07:32 AM
77g - mixed reef (home)
90g - fowlr (office)
6g - pico (hallway)

Bryan_k47
07-02-2013, 06:42 AM
90 gal display reef with 30 gal sump
38 gal Frag tank
30 gal tank with no solid pupose right now(gonna tear down)
5 gal Zoa/Paly garden tank

SeaHorse_Fanatic
07-02-2013, 07:11 AM
My main display is Chin's old 165g starfire with a 90g wide sump.

My other tanks include a 2' cube (60g) "Nemo" tank, a 34g RSM "Favourites" tank with Copperband, Porcupine puffer, Marine Betta & little Canary/Yellow Wrasse. On Felicia's desk are her 2g Fluval Spec Cassiopeia jellyfish tank, her 8g Fluval Flora planted fw tropical & her 6g Ehiem fancy fw shrimp tank. Outside we also have a 180g "pond" for the koi.

BTW, this is severely DOWNSIZED from the OCD craziness of a couple years ago when I was up to 1000g of sw tanks alone.